March 22, 2018
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Argument leads to dog bites

By Eric Russell, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — An argument between two teenagers on Thursday afternoon led to a incident that sent two adult women to the hospital with dog bites.

Bangor police Sgt. Chip Hodges said the initial argument between a boy and girl outside an apartment on Sanford Street started just after noon. A female neighbor witnessed the argument and walked over to try to calm the teens down, Hodges said.

At that point, the mother of the teenage girl came out of the apartment and got into an altercation with the neighbor.

“I think she thought the bystander was being aggressive with her daughter, so the mother pushed the bystander a little,” Hodges said.

As the two adult women were tussling, two dogs, both pit bulls, emerged from the apartment. One of the dogs bit each female on the arm, causing puncture wounds.

Hodges said both women were taken to a local hospital to be treated.

The dogs were seized by Bangor’s animal control officer and taken to the Bangor Humane Society, according to the sergeant. Hodges said he wasn’t sure why the dogs were seized, but it was possible they were not licensed.

Since no charges were pending in the case, Hodges declined to release the names of any of the people involved.

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